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Teddy Afro freed from jail in Ethiopia

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August 14, 2009

“I was able to meet many good people in prison, from the lowest-ranking policemen to the highest administrator. I had a nice time. My relations with other prisoners were also good.”

Afro, who is well known for criticizing the government in his fiery lyrics, is hugely popular among young Ethiopians and sings mostly in the local Amharic language.

Hundreds protested outside the court during his trial — an unusual event in a nation where dissent is rare.

His sentence had been cut from six years in February after his lawyer argued that the victim had been drunk and was lying unconscious on the road when he was hit by the singer’s car.

Afro has always denied being in the vehicle.

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10 comments on “Teddy Afro freed from jail in Ethiopia

  1. I AM SO HAPPY
    THNKS TO GOD TEDDY IS FREE
    GOD BLUSS ETHIOPIA
    BETAM NEW YEMIWEDIH
    FROM AUSTRALIA,
    BRUT

  2. I JUST HEARD ABOUT TEDDY’S FREEDOM. I’M SO SO HAPPY . I NEW YOUR WERE INOCENT.
    ALL THE BEST IN YOUR FUTURE. GOD BLESS YOU.
    YEMATY

  3. I JUST HEARD ABOUT TEDDY’S FREEDOM. I’M SO SO HAPPY FOR HIM.
    GOD BLESS YOU. ALL THE BEST IN THE FUTURE TO COME.
    YEMATY , LEBANON

  4. I AM VERY HAPPY TEDDY IS OUT . I KNEW HE WAS INOCENT. I WISH ALL THE BEST IN HIS FUTURE AND GOD BLESS HIM…ALL MY LOVE TO YOU TEDDY…YEMATAWORK HAYLIE

  5. I AM SO HAPPY TEDDY IS OUT OF JAIL. GOD BLESS HIM AND ALL THE BEST IN HIS FUTURE. WITH ALL MY LOVE…YEMATAWORK HAYLIE, LEBANON

  6. it good time for teddy because he come back from school.
    i appriciate teddy but the first thing is respecting hunams life on respecting the rul(law).
    i wish all the best for teddy and blessed ethiopia
    worthington,minnesota us

  7. Yonas above talking about rule of law and human life… tell your Mafia government TPLF, who time and again, proved to orchestrate evidences to imprison political opposition. Teddy and a lot of his kinds are victims of the mafia governments arrognace and illigal actions.

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